So earlier this year I finished reading Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You (review). I read from a lot of readers and bloggers either on their blogs or on Twitter or GoodReads that they had cried at the end of the novel, but I found that my own eyes remained dry–not a single prickle of moisture. Whilst the book left me with a lot of thoughts about the story in general, it also left me wondering which books left me quite emotional and/or teary. You could say the following list is an update of this list I compiled back in 2012 (or this list from 2014).
- The Book of Joby by Mark Ferrari (review) — This book continues to stick out in recently read memory that left me quite teary-eyed (and in public transport, no less). In my review I mentioned the passage that left me in that state; it was a beautiful quote that, especially in that particular time in my life when I read the book, moved me enough to tears.
- The Devilish Mr. Danvers by Vivienne Lorret (review) — When you read all the crap that the book’s heroine, Hedley, went through growing up, you’d be crying for her too.
- Hollow Heart by Viola di Grado (review) — This book is heartbreaking and I really felt for the character.
- When A Scot Ties The Knot by Tessa Dare (review) — I think I mentioned it in my review but there was this one scene towards the end that had me tear up because of the lead heroine. I just wanted to hug her and tell her not to give up and that everything will be all right (and kick everyone’s arses who were being super unhelpful in the process).
- Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks (review) — His books have managed to provoke the tears in the past, and I thought this book might be a bit different given the subject matter, but nope, found myself tearing up towards the end of this book. I won’t say why here, but suffice to say it tugged at me.
And that’s my list of books that left me fairly teary-eyed! Have you read any of these books? What do you think? What books made you teary recently?